Geological and Energy Research Institute (Instituto de Investigacion Geologico y Energetico) (IIGE)
Ecuador's Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources was created in 2018 by the merger by absorption of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Resources, the Ministry of Mining, and the Secretariat of Hydrocarbons into the former Ministry of Hydrocarbons. The new Ministry is in charge of increasing the efficiency and productivity of the country's energy and mineral resources, as well as the use, supply and quality of electric power. The Ministry is based in Quito.
Generate and promote knowledge in the field of geology and energy, through scientific research, technical assistance and specialized services for the responsible use of renewable and non-renewable resources, contributing to decision-making for the benefit of society.